12 items to stockpile for a No-Deal Brexit

Quick! Forget the cans of beans and snap up your Iberico ham, Hermes scarves and French wine before the tariffs arrive.

The best living nativities

Bring to life the events of the Christmas story with the help of these three nativities, all featuring live animals.

Christmas Dinner in a box

We investigate three hassle-free options for Christmas dinner

Recipe: Cheese Straws

The perfect nibble for the Christmas party season

Table Talk: Bryony Gordon on her life through food

The new Table Talk podcast features columnist at the Telegraph Bryony Gordon, author of Eat, Drink, Run.    She joins…

This Christmas, I’m standing up to the likes of Joe Sugg and Zoella

The platitude is invariably: ‘Be yourself!’ Which sounds great – if ‘being yourself’ means buying her cosmetics, bath bombs and tatty handbags.

A vegan Christmas dinner done properly

How to rustle up a delicious, meat-free meal on Christmas Day

The best restaurants in Shoreditch

Head east for some of the capital’s finest places to eat

The best craft gins to buy

Britain’s favourite spirit comes in many fine forms

London’s 10 best bars for winter

From a champagne terrace to a Belle Époque-inspired rooftop

Six of the best Christmas flower courses

Take your decorations up a notch by learning how to make stunning wreaths and festive floral arrangements

Recipe: Bread and butter pudding

An extravagantly rich version of the all-time classic pudding

South Africa safari: Beyond the big five

Safari experiences that go even more wild than you might expect

Christmas sandwiches 2018: the best and worst

This year’s festive offerings tasted and rated

A Russian theatre giant brays against artistic repression

Anatoly Vasiliev’s productions were too radical for the Russian authorities. Now, he’s turned to cinema – and donkeys – to get his message across

Great British adventures (without getting lost in the wilderness)

A new app is aimed at helping people swap the city for the great outdoors

Recipe: Mackerel pâté

A delicious supper, snack or starter that takes no time at all to whizz up

A taste of Ireland by train

Quality Irish produce is at the heart of this grand tour of the Emerald Isle

In praise of brown furniture

Is the trend for old fashioned furniture built to last?

Recipe: Seed cake

Strongly-flavoured cakes are out of fashion, but this old classic deserves to be rediscovered

Thanksgiving 2018: Where to celebrate in London

The capital’s finest all-American feasts for November 22

Simpson’s in the Strand: spruced up and still special

A year on from its refurbishment, Simpson’s remains one of the London’s must-visit restaurants

Aidan O’Brien: the trainer who is leading the pack

The Irishman is a deserved winner of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities international award